Fashion BOOT CAMP is a fashion intensive, two week pre-college program offered to high school students with an interest in pursuing fashion as a career.
Participants will engage in creative studies that introduce them to the multifaceted dimensions of the fashion field such as styling, merchandising and garment design and construction. Classes are taught by professionals currently working in the field of fashion.
- Broaden your fashion horizon.
- Obtain hands-on experience.
- Observe techniques of professional artists and designers.
- Two weeks of pre-college fashion design studios tailored for creative high school students.
Schedule of Classes (download the information)
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
There are tricks-of-the-trade that make models look perfect in glitzy fashion spreads of magazines. This Adobe Photoshop Fun class teaches how to manipulate photos like fashion photographers and photo stylists do.
Eye for Style
Styling a fashionable look that translates into a memorable ensemble for photography and editorial is the focus of this class. Learn techniques for creating eye catching looks and copy for editorial photo-shoots and red carpets, while discovering the transformative powers of fashion. Your instructor is an accomplished professional on Milwaukee's fashion scene.
10:15 - 11:45 a.m.
Build - a - Store
Explore the world of virtual store planning by learning how to use software used in the fashion industry. You will learn how to design and create a 3-D virtual store, choose merchandise to stock your store and then creatively merchandise it.
Mixed Media - Fashion Illustration
Explore fashion trends and styling while improving your hand drawing skills. This course incorporates different media used in fashion illustration. Computer generated fashion illustration will also be included.
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
It's All in the Details - Sewing for the Fashion Designer
Students learn basic machine sewing techniques while designing and creating a garment for themselves. They will choose either a skirt or a casual pair of pants and the variations are endless. All materials will be supplied. No experience is required.
Trend Setter - Sewing for the Fashion Designer
Design with color and be ready for summer. This course is for the sewer with some experience. Create an updated pocketed vest/jacket in vibrant colors, ready to be paired with something hanging in your closet for a trendy new look. All materials will be supplied. Some experience is required.
(includes supplies, snacks, lunches and bottled water)
Two weeks, full day sessions ... $775
Two weeks, morning only ... $400
Two weeks, afternoon only ... $400
Register early by mail or in person. Space is limited.
Payment is accepted by check (payable to Mount Mary College) or cash.
Send completed application and payment in full to:
Sandra Tonz – Fashion BOOT Camp
Mount Mary College
2900 N. Menomonee River Parkway
Milwaukee, WI 53222
Classes that do not meet minimum enrollment levels one week before the scheduled starting date will be canceled by Mount Mary. Participants affected by Mount Mary cancellations will have the option of scheduling another available course, or receiving a full refund.
In the event that a participant withdraws from a class, at least 10 calendar days prior notice is required to receive a full refund. In the event that notice of withdrawal is received after the 10 day period has passed, participants will be eligible for partial refunds only.
Please call the Fashion Department with questions, (414) 258-4810, ext. 329.
See last year's Fashion Bootcamp Flickr show
|See Laura Langemo from Fox 6 WakeUp News get a first-hand lesson
on fashion illustration. View the video